February 28, 2006 |
A trio of young stars from "Billy Elliot," the musical tale of a miner's son who wants to dance, stole the show at Britain's prestigious Olivier stage awards. James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower, the three young actors who alternate in the title role, eclipsed "Star Wars" star Ewan McGregor to win best actor in a musical. McGregor was nominated for his turn as New York gambler Sky Masterson in an acclaimed revival of "Guys and Dolls."
January 19, 2006 |
"Billy Elliot," the musical tale of a miner's son who wants to dance, led the field Wednesday with nine nominations for Britain's Olivier stage awards. The show, whose gritty story line and energetic Elton John tunes have made it a critical and popular hit, is up for best new musical, while Stephen Daldry is nominated as best director. James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower, three young actors who have alternated in the title role, were all nominated for best actor in a musical.
February 22, 2005 |
"The Producers" produced the goods at the Laurence Olivier Awards, winning three prizes, including best new musical, at London's equivalent of Broadway's Tonys. The West End production of Mel Brooks' raucous comedy also took the best actor award Sunday for transplanted star Nathan Lane. Lane, a last-minute replacement for Richard Dreyfuss who withdrew from the play, won rave reviews for his irrepressible turn as unscrupulous impresario Max Bialystock.
February 24, 2004 |
"Jerry Springer -- the Opera," an exuberant tribute to the American talk show, triumphed at the Laurence Olivier Awards, winning four awards including best new musical. David Bedella, the show's smooth-talking Satan, was named best actor in a musical at the Oliviers, the British equivalent of Broadway's Tony Awards.
January 19, 2001 |
Jessica Lange, the two-time Oscar-winning film star, received her first Olivier nomination Thursday, while two little-known Irishmen, bound for Broadway in the same play, are both up for best actor. Winners of the 25th annual Laurence Olivier Awards--London's nearest equivalent to Broadway's Tony--will be announced Feb. 23.
April 28, 1992 |
The Winners: Ariel Dorfman's "Death and the Maiden" was named best play and its star, Juliet Stevenson, won best actress in the Laurence Olivier Awards presented in London. Oscar Hammerstein II's "Carmen Jones" received the best musical prize. The award for actor in a play went to Nigel Hawthorne for his title role in "The Madness of George III," Alan Bennett's new play. David Hirson's "La Bete," which was a flop on Broadway last year, was named comedy of the year.